HC asks Gujarat govt to deal with online gambling as per law

The Gujarat High Court has directed the state government to look into the issue of online gambling, and take action in accordance with the law in larger public interest before it is too late. The court said the existing Gujarat Prevention of Gambling Act-1887 remains completely silent on the issue, more particularly online rummy, even as […]

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Gujarat HC grants anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand.

The Gujarat High Court Friday granted anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand in the Rs 1.4 crore alleged fund embezzlement case related to their NGO Sabrang Trust. While allowing their anticipatory bail plea, Justice J B Pardiwala directed Setalvad and Anand to cooperate with the probe and appear before […]

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HC notice to Teesta Setalvad on Gujarat plea for pre-arrest bail cancellation

The Gujarat High Court today issued a fresh notice to social activist Teesta Setalvad on a plea of the Gujarat government to cancel her anticipatory bail in connection with a 2011 offence pertaining to alleged fabrication of evidence in the 2002 Naroda Gam riot case. Justice J B Pardiwala issued the notice as the one […]

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Breach of promise to marry by partner is not rape: Gujarat High Court

In a path-breaking judgment, the Gujarat High Court on Friday ruled that breach of promise to marry cannot substantiate rape charge and quashed a complaint against a Surat-based man by his former live-in partner. “I am not convinced with the case of the prosecutrix (the lady who had filed a complaint of rape against her […]

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Suo motu PIL in Gujarat High Court on new tourism zone in Gir

The Gujarat High Court today sought explanation from the Centre and the state government on a plan to set up new tourist zone in the Gir Asiatic lions sanctuary. The court took up the issue as a suo motu PIL. The division bench comprising justices Akil Kureshi and J B Pardiwala served notices to the […]

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HC seeks Gujarat minister Bokhiria’s reply to petition

Gujarat High Court today directed the state Minister for Agriculture, Water Resources and Animal Husbandry Babu Bokhiria to file an affidavit in reply to a petition alleging that he has amassed a huge wealth by illegitimate means. The bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B Pardiwala asked the minister to file affidavit […]

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HC notice to Adani for collecting deposits

Admitting a public interest litigation (PIL) alleging charging of unauthorised deposits from consumers with domestic PNG connection, the Gujarat High Court issued notices to Adani Gas Ltd and Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board here today. A two-judge bench, comprising Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B Pardiwala, issued a notice and posted further […]

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Guj HC issues notice to govt on pollution in rivers

Notice has been issued to the state government and Gujarat Pollution Control Board by the Gujarat High Court on a PIL  seeking immediate action to clean up four of the state rivers which it claims are polluted with sewage water and other bio-hazards. A division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B […]

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HC to EC: Pay market rate to requisite vehicle owners

Gujarat High Court today ordered the Election Commission (EC) to pay remuneration at the market rate to the owners whose vehicles were requisitioned by it for the poll duty during the just concluded state Assembly elections. The division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B Pardiwala today pronounced its verdict on the […]

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HC says it can not give directions to Election Commission

Gujarat High Court today rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to the Election Commission (EC) to fit Electronic Voting Machines with camera and to video-record the voting process. “High Court doesn’t have powers under Article 226 (of the Constitution) to give direction to the Constitutional authority like Election Commission of India,” division bench […]

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